Dr. Stéphane Glockner

Dr. Stéphane Glockner
16, av. Pey-Berland
33 607 Pessac Cedex France
+33 5 40 00 66 82



Research Engineer at I2M institute since 2003

"Habilité à diriger des recherches" (HDR manuscript, annex, slides, slides without movies).


Deputy head of TREFLE department of I2M (since june 2018)

Former head of Computational Fluid Mechanics team of TREFLE department of I2M (2009 - april 2018).

Head of the Notus project.

Member of the scientific and user commitees of the regional supercompunting center MCIA.

Research interests

Navier-Stokes velocity / pressure methods.

Outflow boundary conditions.

Multiphase flows.

Immersed boundary methods.

High Performance Computing.

Validation and Verification.


ANR project Superfon « Sustainable SUPERcritical Processing of Fluorescent Organic Nanocrystals through a complementary experimental and numerical approach », Work Package WP3: Modelling and simulation of the SAS process in microfluidic device and at larger scale, participation with A. Erriguible (I2M) and A. Lemoine (I2M). 2017-2020.

MicroPaGO « restitution microclimatique et morphologique des conditions de réalisation des oeuvres pariétales d'une grotte ornée de Dordogne (Lascaux) », University of Bordeaux IdEX project, participation with D. Lacanette, T. Milcent (I2M), 2014-2015

« Wave attenuation by the rain », with F. Veron (Delaware), University of Bordeaux IdEX project, participation with L. Mieussens (Université de Bordeaux),  P. Lubin and M. Coquerelle (I2M), 2014-2015.

« Calcul intensif pour les matériaux et l’environnement », Région Aquitaine project (leader) 2012-2016.

« Massively Parallel Navier-Stokes Solver for Breaking Waves », regular call PRACE project of 10 millions CPU time hours on Curie supercomputer (leader), with Pierre Lubin (I2M), 2013-2014. And a « Preparatory Access » PRACE project (leader), collaboration with with N. Audiffren (CINES), 2012.

Participation to several GENCI projects of High Performance Computing of several million CPU times hours since 2007 on TGCC and CINES supercompters.

ANR project « MASCARET », participation with P. Lubin (I2M), H. Chanson (University of Queensland), 2010-2014.

« Simulations numériques intensives : I/O, visualization and parallelization », Carnot-MIB project (leader), 2010.

« Les mascarets d’Aquitaine : conditions d’existence, processus et impacts », Région Aquitaine project, participation with P. Lubin, 2009-2012.

 « Qualité des espaces littoraux en Aquitaine et Pays Basque espagnol : Flux de contaminants et évolution du trait de côte », Région Aquitaine project, participation with P. Lubin, 2006-2009.

« Tsunami Risk ANd Strategies For the European Region », European project, participation with S. Abadie and D. Morichon, Université de Pau et Pays de l'Adour, 2006-2009.

Participation to the following benchmarks: three-dimensional mixed convection flow (with X. Nicolas, M. Médale, S. Gounand, 2009-2011), turbulent natural convection and pollutant diffusion in a two-dimensional partially partitioned cavity (with P. Joubert, P. Lubin et al.  2005), thermosolutal flows (with M. Zaloznik, C. Le Bot et al. 2012).

PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers

Odelin Gentieu, PhD student since nov. 2019, co-direction with A. Lemoine, Numerical method for interface discontinuities.

Antoine Jost, Post-doctoral position, sept. 2018 - feb.2020, co-direction with A. Lemoine, Numerical methods for massively parallel simulations applied to nanoparticle processing.

Thahn Nhan Le, PhD student since nov. 2016, co-direction with M. Coquerelle, Modeling and numerical methods for macroscopic wetting flow simulations.

A. Lemoine, Cluster CPU IdEx post-doctaral position, 2015-16, co-direction with J. Breil (CEA/CELIA), Moment-Of-Fluid method on Cartesian grids.

J. Picot, Cluster CPU IdEx post-doctaral position, 2014-16, co-direction with T. Milcent and D. Lacanette (I2M), Immersed boundary methods on irregular Cartesian grids.

M. Coquerelle, Cluster CPU IdEx post-doctaral position, 2014-15, director, computation of the surface tension forces in a level set framework, within the projet "Wave attenuation by the rain" in collaboration with F. Veron (Delaware), L. Mieussens (IMB), P. Lubin (I2M), .

J. Deborde, PhD student since oct. 2013, co-direction with T. Milcent and P. Lubin (I2M), Modelisation and numerical simulation of fluid/structure interaction.

H. Ouvrard, Engineer 2013, co-direction with N. Audiffren (CINES) on parallel /IO and test of new solvers (PASTIX, HIPS).

Alexandre Poux, PhD student 2009-12, co-direction with M. Azaiez (I2M), improvements of open and traction boundary condition for Navier-Stokes time splitting methods.

J. Fréchot, Engineer 2009-10, Graphic User Interface of Thétis CFD code.

E. Ahusborde, post-doctoral researcher, 2008-09, méthode de raccordement de maillages non-conformes pour la résolution des équations de Navier-Stokes, partitionnement de maillage multiblocs et couplage avec des solveurs parallèles.

C. Romé, PhD student 2003-06, co-direction with J.P. Caltagirone, méthode de raccordement de maillages non-conforme pour la résolution des équations de Navier-Stokes.

Movies, images

Vortex filaments generated during 3D breaking waves (with P. Lubin) - movie. Evolution of two vortex filaments, from the touchdown of the plunger to the beginning of the splash-up generation (with P. Lubin) - movie.

Double driven cavity, Re = 1000 (with E. Ahusborde) Flow around a square cylinder and open boundary conditions
(with A. Poux, M. Azaiez

Flow around an elliptic cylinder with immersed boundary method (with J. Picot)

Mixing of ethanol and supercritical CO2 in high pressure
microfluidic system (with A. Erriguible & A. M. D. Jost) - movie.


Selected publications

A. M. D. Jost and S. Glockner, Direct forcing immersed boundary method: Improvements to the Ghost Node Method. Submitted to Journal of Computational Physics. 2019. (pdf).

J. Picot, S. Glockner, Discretization stencil reduction of direct forcing immersed boundary methods on rectangular cells: the Ghost Node Shifting Method. Journal of Computational Physics, 364, pp18-48, 2018. (pdf).

A. Lemoine, S. Glockner, J. Breil, Moment-of-Fluid Analytic Reconstruction on 2D Cartesian Grids, Journal of Computational Physics, 328, pp131–139, 2017. (pdf).

Coquerelle, M., Glockner, S. , A fourth-order accurate curvature computation in a level set framework for two-phase flows subjected to surface tension forces, Journal of Computational Physics, 305, pp. 838-876, 2015 (pdf).

P. Lubin, S. Glockner, Numerical simulations of three-dimensional plunging breaking waves: generation and evolution of aerated vortex filaments, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 767, pp 364- 393, 2015 (pdf).

Poux, A., Glockner, S., Ahusborde, E., Azaïez, Open boundary conditions for the velocity-correction scheme of the Navier-Stokes equations, Computers and Fluids, vol. 70, pp. 29-43, 2012 (pdf).

A. Poux, S. Glockner, M. Azaiez, Improvements on open and traction boundary conditions for Navier–Stokes time-splitting methods, Journal of Computational Physics, 230, pp4011–4027, 2011 (pdf).

E. Ahusborde, S. Glockner, A 2D block-structured mesh partitioner for accurate flow simulations on non-rectangular geometries, Computers & Fluids, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 2-13, 2011 (pdf).

Xavier Nicolas, Marc Medale, Stéphane Glockner, Stéphane Gounand, Benchmark Solution for a Three-Dimensional Mixed-Convection Flow, Part 1: Reference Solutions, Numerical Heat Transfer Part B-fundamentals, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 325-345, 2011 (pdf).

Xavier Nicolas, Stéphane Gounand, Marc Medale, Stéphane Glockner, Benchmark Solution for a Three-Dimensional Mixed-Convection Flow, Part 2: Analysis of Richardson Extrapolation in the Presence of a Singularity, Numerical Heat Transfer Part B-fundamentals, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 346-369, 2011 (pdf).

Pierre Lubin, Stéphane Glockner, Olivier Kimmoun, Hubert Branger, Numerical study of the hydrodynamics of regular waves breaking over a sloping beach , European Journal of Mechanics B-fluids, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 552-564, 2011 (pdf).

Pierre Lubin, Hubert Chanson, Stéphane Glockner, Large Eddy Simulation of turbulence generated by a weak breaking tidal bore, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 587-602, 2010 (pdf).

Lubin, P., Glockner, S., Chanson, Numerical simulation of a weak breaking tidal bore, Mechanics Research Communications 37 (1), pp. 119-121, 2010 (pdf).

Stéphane Abadie, Denis Morichon, Stéphan Grilli, Stéphane Glockner, Numerical simulation of waves generated by landslides using a multiple-fluid Navier–Stokes model, Coastal Engineering, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 779-794, 2010 (pdf).

E. Ahusborde, S. Glockner, An implicit method for the Navier-Stokes equations on overlapping block-structured grids, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 62, pp 784-801, 2010 (pdf).

C. Romé, S. Glockner and J. P. Caltagirone, Resolution of the Navier–Stokes equations on block-structured meshes, Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids; 54:1239–1268, 2007 (pdf).

Christophe Romé, Stéphane Glockner, An implicit multiblock coupling for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 47, no. 10-11, pp. 1261-1267, 2005 (pdf).

P. Joubert, P. Le Quéré , C. Béghein, B. Collignan, S. Couturier, S. Glockner, D. Grolleau, P. Lubin, M. Musy, A. Sergent, S. Vincent, A numerical exercise for turbulent natural convection and pollutant diffusion in a two-dimensional partially partitioned cavity, Int. J. Thermal Sciences, 2005, Volume 44, Issue 4, 311-322 (pdf).